This is pretty shocking news.

After 31 years of marriage, Todd Palin has filed for divorce from Sarah Palin, who rocketed to national prominence after providing a much needed pick me up for John McCain’s floundering 2008 campaign as his vice presidential nominee.

This per Anchorage Daily News.

In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”

The divorce filing uses initials rather than full names, but identifies the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin. The filing asks for joint legal custody of the child.

Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo is representing Todd Palin in the divorce. In a filing, Colbo said she would ask the court to designate the divorce confidential as it moves forward.

The proceeding will be confidential, as they should be, but no doubt people will start talking sooner rather than later.

Sarah Palin was of course savaged in the wake of the 2008 campaign by McCain’s own self-serving advisers and she would later go on to become a vocal Trump supporter, earning her more angst from the media at large (and some former RedState writers). She was continually painted as being mentally deficient despite no evidence of that. She’s largely been out of the news the past several years.

The viciousness with which the left and some on the right treated her was a preview of what would eventually manifest in 2016 and beyond.

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